Megophrys wushanensis Ye and Fei, 1995

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Megophrys > Species: Megophrys wushanensis

Megophrys wushanensis Ye and Fei, 1995, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, 4–5: 74–75, 80. Holotype: CIB 571991, by original designation. Type locality: "Miaotang (31° 27′ N, 110° 56′ E), Wushan, Sichuan, altitude 2000 m", China.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) wushanensisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14.

Xenophrys wushanensisOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17; Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41.

Boulenophrys wushanensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 670.

Megophrys (Panophrys) wushanensis — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

English Names

Wushan Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 122).


Mount Wushan, northern Sichuan, east into southern Shaanxi, northern Chongqing, southern Gansu, and into western Hubei, China, 945 to 1200 m elevation. 


Previously considered to be part of Megophrys minor (e. g, Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960, Acta Zool. Sinica, 12: 280). Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 122–123, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 151, provided a brief account and illustration. In the Megophrys boettgeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 82. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 451–455, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 215, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 244, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 670–672, provided an account, photographs, and dot map. as Boulenophrys wushanensis. See Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 29–30, who provided a brief account and photograph. 

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